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ahead and use sudly road as your alternate route. 66 is not affected coming in from manassas to centreville and fairfax, you should be okay. let's take a live look outside and show you what it looks like here on the northbound side of 395, looking good at duke street. 14th street bridge is now bunching up. let's go back over to our maps. this time we're going to head all the way to 270, coming southbound, that's what howard was referring to. it's very slow and heavy out of fredrick, past 109 to 121. on the beltway itself, it's still green, college park into silver spring, so that's good news. and a live look one more time outside, here's what it looks like at the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. back to you guys. >>> i guess you've heard, today is election day. >> who knew? >> president obama has made his final pitch to voters and now he's waiting. he held rallies in ohio, wisconsin and iowa yesterday. the iowa event was at the same location as his first campaign rally as a presidential candidate five years ago. the president and first lady miche
at its best, all the petty differences that consume us all seem to melt away. >> reporter: that was earlier this week. >> i drove by a group of protesters today, out there chanting "four more years" our chant is "five more days." this is lime for real change. when i'm elected president, we'll bring change to america. >> attacks cut that favor is wealthy is not change. >> reporter: it is friday, saturday, sunday, monday, four days to go. >> we'll have to come up with a new slogan tomorrow. >> reporter: the 225,000 maryland voters voted by the end of tuesday night. i should have said by the end of last night, but it is close, abc news posts obama 49, romney 48. some say obama 49, romney 47. anyone can make a difference. new consumer confidence survey is up. tomorrow, watch the last unemployment report before the election. it is close and anything can make a difference. >> it is. gary. so are you getting a little tired of politics? a four year old little girl burst into tears after hearing about the election again on npr. >> i'm tired. i'm tired of uncle bama and mitt romney.
us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vote that has been counted and also our exit polling. we have been talking to voters in all of these states all day long as they've left the polling places and based on that exit poll information, we will project winners in these states and we will do so only when we have complete confidence in that projection. now let's look at that battleground states that we keep referring to tonight. these are the states that could go either way. these are the states that are going to tip the balance tonight for one candidate or the other. the polls have closed in a few of them, but many are still voting. in the state of virginia, we do not have a projection, but this is the tabulated vote as we see it so far. just 2% of the vote has been counted. mitt romney out with a lead there. this is a state that president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counte
johnson. thanks for joining us. life for most residents in new york and new jersey is gradually getting back to where it had been before hurricane sandy. in new york carpool restrictions have been lifted, and most subway lines are running. power has been restored to all but a 10th of new york city residents. warming centers remain open for those still without lek tries. schools will be open tomorrow for 1 million new york city school students. governor christie is urging schools that have not open to be creative to get students back to the classroom. >> we've got a lot of work to do but we've already accomplished a lot, from 2.7 million people out of power, we're down to under a million in less than six days of work so we're making progress, doing the things we need to do. you know i will continue to ride herd over these folks and make sure what needs to get done will get done. >> gas continues to be raged but the governor says he hopes to lift that order soon and he insists there is no gas shortage in the statement he says the long gas lines should subside now that refineries are runni
together but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> today gabrielle giffords and her husband will be in tucson in a courtroom when the man who shot her sentenced. >> they drove their motorcycle straight into a shopping center. >> a youngster turns on her dad. >> all that -- >> a news poll of the most over rated coach in the nfl. >> excuse me. >> and all that matters -- >> we're still waiting for the results to come in from florida. >> please don't pick on florida >> -- on cbs this morning. >> you're not allowed to campaign within 100 feet of a polling station. but i found countless signs telling me to vote for some guy called aki. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." a powerful nor'easter is bringing new trouble for tens of thousands of superstorm sandy victims. so far the new storm has knocked out electricity to at least 60,000 homes and businesses in the new york city area. many of them had just got entheir power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow region. airlines cancelled nearly 1600 flights and highways and t
>> pelley: tonight, can they fix washington now? the politicians who brought us gridlock are reelected. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, dean reynolds and anthony mason. a countdown begins to automatic tax increases and huge budget cuts. wyatt andrews on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as
will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should -- i have someone coming. >> anger, fear and frustration grow as millions spend another night in the dark. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! >> the misery on staten island is being felt by residents in new york and new jersey. >> we have no surprise. our kids are homeless. they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for the little gas that's left. >> it's a dog fight out here. >> this is like pre-apocalyptic scenarios, you know. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >> if you vote for me, we'll win this election. we'll keep moving forward. >> the sign out front is forward. i think forewarned is better. >> the good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen -- >> honestly, don't you want this election over already? >> october jobs robt will be released in the final days of a race that's too close to call. >> a lottery winner claims her ticket
. better chances east and southeast of us. then for the drive home some rain and wet snow in spots and west of town you will be dry most of the day. in fact most of this nor'easter coming up the coast i think west of 95 not that much moisture. in the 30s now and mid 30s in many areas and low 30s in the mountains to around 40 in d.c.. warm spots are 42. but the radar now low pressure coming up coast here through north carolina and virginia and closer to long island now back to southern jersey and even our neck of the woods. one thing is that isn't reaching the ground yet. temperatures today maybe make the low 40 end zone spots but late this afternoon this evening some minor buildup on the grassy surfaces especially east and northeast of town. in baltimore winter weather advisories have been posted. it is 6:00 a.m. time to check in with monika with timesaver traffic. >>> unfortunately ugly on the northbound side of i-95. but look at all the red behind me, going about 16 miles per hour getting up to triangle and dumfries an accident after route 610 blocks the left side of the road. then beyond
evacuation order was in effect at the time, but many people chose to stay behind. let us show you what parts of long beach island used to look like. as a point of reference, notice the white house at the bottom of the cul-de-sac, the one with the pool. now look at it today. that's the white house, wrecked, and the street is now a canal. long beach island has 150,000 residents in the summer, but today we found it mostly empty. the national guard is on patrol. earth movers are clearing roads of tons of beach sand. piles of debris are rising in parking lots. among the only residents here today were frank and sandra smith. they rode ow the storm. they're in day three without power, an and the utility may shut off the gas in town tonight as a safety precaution. it's been several days now since the storm. what has it been like living here on the island? >> cold. dreary. we have no water, except drinking water. no electric. >> pelley: why did you decide to stay? >> because we knew if we left, we couldn't come back. they won't let-- if we leave now, we can't come back. would you like to see inside?
discover the dead, many survivors are cold, hungry, and homeless. >> help us. help us the way you would help your family. >> pelley: reports from jim axelrod, anna werner and seth doane. unemployment rises. the economy creates more jobs, but not enough. anthony mason on the final economic report before the election. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> we made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: a campaign 2012 report from bob schieffer. and "on the road." steve hartman with children of the storm. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of justice one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memor
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> hello, thank you for joining us. i'm ja are cie hayward. we are answering questions about what happened in benghazi last september. congress wants to know why the attack was not prevented. >> reporter: lawmakers are looking for ants about the september -- answers about the september 11th attacks on benghazi libya. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover up. >> reporter: at closed door hearings, members of the house and senate intelligence committees are grilling the president's national security team about what happened during the attack and in the days leading up to it. lawmakers are also digging into the administration's public response. several are outraged un ambassador susan rice said it didn't appear to be preplanned the at his press conference wednesday president obama defended rice saying she acted on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the un ambassador, they have a problem with me. >> reporter: michael morel is testifying today. david petr
that nor'easter. >> well, it's still giving us wind even though it's essentially off the new england coast, but the winds will die down slowly. let's talk about the scope of the winds. they're not as strong as superstorm sandy but still covers a pretty big area, 29 mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston, 24 mile-per-hour wind gusts here in the downtown area, even down toward hatteras 16 mile-per-hour wind gusts with even gusts over 20 miles per hour in the mountains back into west virginia and extreme southwestern west virginia. closer to home they're dying down slowly. our highest wind gust was 34, down to 24 now in the last hour, 17 mile-per-hour wind gust in both gaithersburg and leesburg and frederick but still a 28 mile-per-hour wind gust in martinsburg. so it's chilly. if you head outside, dress for the 30s. it's 15 downtown, mainly in the 40s in leesburg, 36 in manassas. we'll come back and talk about when the winds will go away and when the temps will go back up. >>> sentencing day today for the man who shot and killed six people and wounded 13 more including former arizona congresswom
tonight and tomorrow for us. so light rain or snow east tonight and then it stays dry in the western suburbs, dry morning commute, good news. keep the jacket handy. it will be windy and chilly tomorrow. we'll come back and talk about the weekend. i think you'll like our change in weather pattern. >>> we stand ready to work with any willing partner, democrat, republican or otherwise who shares a commitment to getting those things done. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> that's that sure sounds nice. the election's all done. now the question, can democrats and republicans find a way to work together to move the country forward and solve some very serious problems? it is back to business for president obama after a hard fought election and the president says he is willing to compromise. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't do something, americ
there to choose between two popular former governors. to represent the commonwealth in the u.s. senate. and we have seen plenty of lines as people are in the case. two statewide referendums and all their local races. our peggy fox started her day in prince william. she has live from richmond. peggy? >> reporter: well, the mood here is very optimistic. we just had an update from the tim kaine campaign and they are saying that we could see voter turnout levels higher than the '08 levels. we don't know how that's going to go, however, they're saying that they are seeing an electorate that looks like that '08 level. we also know this has been the most expensive senate race in history. we'll see how that plays out. take a look at what one of the stations looked like today in prince william county. beautiful if you don't mind standing in line. >> because it's good everybody is coming out doing their duty. >> reporter: many voting stations like the springwoods precinct in woodbridge -- >> it's exciting. >> reporter: saw jammed parking lots and up to two hour waits. >> i think it's encouraging, i like
: this is the jack black we're used to seeing. not this jack black. >> it was a risk. i didn't know how people would feel about me as a murderer, you know. usually i'm playing a soft and cuddly. >> reporter: jack black rocks a totally different and some say potentially oscar-worthy role later on sunday morning. >> osgood: the coming attraction at one world famous theater is aimd at an audience far beyond its walls and headed for a theater near you. anthony mason take us back stage. >> reporter: when he came up with the idea of broadcasting the metropolitan opera live to movie theaters around the world, peter gelb wanted to cover opera like an olympic event. what were you thinking? >> i was thinking that opera needs a shot in the arm. >> reporter: it's working. nearly three million people watched last season. ahead on sunday morning, inside the met. >> osgood: it's the unresolved riddle that casts a shadow over the white house. was he or was he not born in the usa? mo rocca is determined to find the answer. >> reporter: the rumors persist: was the president actually born in the u.s.? if he wasn't, wh
carolina. it's going to make the turn and come up the coast. for us it's going to give us a glancing blow. that means just a few rain or maybe snow showers mixed in, especially east. freeze warning until 9:00 this morning. your temperatures are down in the 20s to mid-30s right now. monica, over to you. >>> diesel fuel spill cleanup and an accident on route 234, prince william parkway at balls ford road. it's just south of i-66. cleanup continues there. you'll want to go ahead and use suddenly road as your alternate route to -- sudly road as your alternate route. on i-66 the lanes are open. in fact, let's take a live look there on the inbound side and you can see 66 north of the accident scene is not affected at all as you travel towards centreville, fairfax and beyond. so i'll keep you posted on that situation just south of 66. let's go back over to our maps this time to 270 on the southbound side. still looking great, no issues to report as you head down towards clarksburg down to the point where the lanes divide. all lanes are open right now. we'll take a live look outside and show you
is uncertain. it could miss us and could give us a brush. if it goes further west in rain and wind and even snow are possible. here is the energy right now back into kentucky and tennessee and back into the southeast. this will move off the coast of the southeast as we get into tomorrow night. won't be a noreaster until tomorrow night and begin to move up the coast. chilly right now. the ground above freezing. we're in the 40s, come back and talk about a freeze warning and talk about the wednesday event. also have weather for the battleground states. >> we'll see you then. people who lost their homes in super storm sandy are trying to salvage what they can as they brace for the possible noreaster. a million people remain without power one week after the storm. >> commuting is difficult with gas shortages and mass transit problems and now another storm heading to the area. one homeowner who barely made it out alive. >> reporter: good evening. there are so many people in this hard hit community who have lost absolutely everything they own. this afternoon we spoke to one man who clung to life
to come into office, use his victory as an opportunity to make compromises with republicans. >> apparently all you have to do is show up in a nice suit, give free health care, save the auto industry and kill bin laden and that old girl will put out. >> the senate battle in massachusetts, elizabeth warren beat incumbent republican scott brown. >> wisconsin, tammy baldwin has become the first openly gay candidate to win a u.s. senate seat. >> percent certainty? >> 99.95%. >> we have to be careful about calling things, i'd be cautious about intruding in this process. >> well, folks -- >> hold on. >> i worked for the guy that balanced the budget. you came in and squandered it and now you're complaining to me? >> it's never too early to talk about the next one. right? >> and you know that somebody's planning it. >> two years, $3 billion and we are clearly in the same [ bleep ] place we were when it started. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." america wakes up this morning almost exactly where we were four years ago. president barack obama wins a second term, republicans hold the house, and democ
forward. tonight, in this election you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back, and we know, in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. whether you held an obama sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. the
to call at this point. derrick. >>> thank you anita. we have a winner in the virginia u.s. senate race. democrat tim kaine defeats george allen. now, andrea ma karen is with the -- andrea ma karen is with -- mac karen is with them. and sadie is with the democratic party. >> reporter: yeah. people were cautious coming in. it took a while to develop. tim kaine is finishing up his victor speech. there he goes. thanking everybody. i don't know if you can hear me. but the crowd is very excited. tim kaine hugging congressman bobby scott right there. and to the far right i'm not sure if you can see him, but it is his father-in-law. obviously even very excited -- everybody excited. it was a hard fought, tight race. $80 million. the most expensive senate race this year. lots of negative ads. 50 million of that money came from outside sources. and governor kaine said they fought against the negative advertisements. everybody very excited. tim kaine talked a little about his missionary work. he took a year off from college and went and lived in honduras where he went to missionary for a year. tal
to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he said when he met with some campaign workers in that must-win state of ohio. >> we f we get folks out
>>> hello and thank you for joining us, i'm j.c. hayward. a young man is dead after he stabbed his grandfather and then confronted police with a knife. shots rang out early this morning on 17th street northeast near newton street. kristin fisher has more now from the scene. >> reporter: well, this all started around 6:30 this morning. a grandfather called police and said that his grandson was attacking him. but when d.c. police got to this home on 17th street, that grandson turned on them. here's d.c. police chief cathy la near to describe what happened next. >> when they arrived on scene and came up to the house, apparently the suspect came up attacked the officers. >> reporter: one officer a ten year veteran was stabbed several times in the neck, head and hands. that officer then pulled out his gun and opened fire. >> we believe the suspect was hit instantly. and is remaining here on the scene. he is deceased here on the scene. >> we heard all these police cars and fire truck, ambulances and then apparently the helicopter. >> reporter: this man lives just a few doors down. and he
hill this morning. thank you. >>> neighbors tell us a woman watched as a prince george's county sheriff's deputy shot and killed her son last night. the shooting happened on 63rd avenue in east riverdale, maryland. the sheriff's captain nancy ridgely says the deputy was trying to serve a temporary protective order. it's believed the man's mother opened the door but then he appeared behind her pointing a gun at the deputy. the deputy fired one shot and killed the man. the deputy is a ten-year veteran and has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated. >>> also in prince george's county, police have arrested four men in a deadly 2010 shooting that just became a murder case. it's been two years since melvin pike was found shot inside his car, but last week the 29-yard pike died of complications related to that shooting. officers have ruled the manner of death a homicide. the four men have been ged char with murder and several other felony counts. >>> the man convicted of grabbing four women in dupont circle as he bicycled past them is headed to jail for three months. a d.c. ju
. >> and now finally the voting by us and our neighbors to choose a president. >>> this is 9 news now. good evening on this election neat. what seems like the longness next is all but done. it really looks like president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at the vote so far. 50% of mitt romney, 48% for the president. and now to the electoral vote, 272 to win, mitt romney with 187 an obama with 148. but again, some key swing states seem to be going to the presidents direction. >> and we should note we saw both president obama and mitt romney campaigning quite a bit in virginia and that is because it is a battleground. they have 13 votes up for grabs and they are both trying to get the voters support. tonight, peggy fox and andrea yeah richmond are out there. first to peggy. >> reporter: well, first of all, if you have been watching you saw governor george allen con seed to tim kaine. so excitement, joy here at the democratic head quarters but not too much because we are waiting for the results to come in and home that obama can pull it there. think is the democratic chair of t
. but hey. voters proved me wrong. >> yep. >> they did. >> ha will the of us thought that going into last night. and thankfully i was thankful that we got up and we had a decision and didn't have to do this like we did in 2000. kristin we'll see you. >> president obama already reached 270 votes before he finally was declared the winner in virginia. >> and part of the reason the vote counting took so long in virginia is because the lines were huge. at one polling spot in dumfries, voters waited up to four hours, that's pretty cool. and only had six voting machines. that's probably one of the reasons why. wow. >>> voting for 20 years and never missed an selection. and wasn't going to miss this one just because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> this is the longest line that i've ever seen. >> i think more than a few people shared that sentiment. some people left without voting but most people we spoke to stuck it out and cast their ballot and they said it was worth it. >>> well, however, that big virginia turnout did not lead to a very long night for the senate candidates. >> two form ergo fors
are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. randall, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to recover, but so much was lost and still so much work remaining to be done. it's all taking a toll. you didn't have to look hard to find frustrat
's re-election. >> we have seen an honest man who knows the facts and always gives it to us straight. >> reporter: and mr. obama teared up, whether from emotion or the cold, as he reminisced about his first improbable victory in the iowa caucuses that propelled him to the presidency and he asked voters for four more years to finish what he started. >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is voting in his home state of delaware this morning. the president cast his ballot a week and a half ago here in chicago. and early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state that has early voting, but republicans typically turn out in greater numbers on election day, so the big question we'll be watching all day today is will those early obama leads hold. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson is with us. good morning. what should we be looking for as we watch these returns come in? >> i want
? send us an e-mail. and some of your comments may make the air tomorrow. >> investigators right now combing through the database trying to find the identity of a badly decomposed body. that body had been there for a while. can't even tell the person's race or gender. the death is considered suspicious. >>> still ahead, the fall back fall out. metro apologizes for messing up this past weekend during the time change overnight. plus, america's obesity epidemic. how some over weight women are going under the knife. increase chances of getting pregnant. >>> and right after the break, serial arsonists torch more than a dozen cars all over prince georges county. >>> if you got just a little confused about the time during the early morning hours sunday, that's the day we set our clocks back. you are not alone. metro apologizing for shutting down service for what was 2:00 a.m. enstead of 3:00 a.m. the agency says it is sorry for any inconvenience to its customers. . >> it went up in flames and saw two bodies run. >> caught on tape, two serial arsonists torching a car. the blaze is one of 16
about the u.s. consulate attack in libya. the ambassador and three other americans were killed back on september 11. the senator john mccain was lashing out today at the president over the un ambassador's claims that the attack was not pre-planned. >> we believe whoever it is, they must be held responsible, i say to the president of the united states. most importantly the president of the united states, who is commander in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the a
of v.a. checks being paid out using social security numbers of dead americans. the unknown dead monument has a definitive link to the spending too. we are tracking the money sent to maintain this century-old maryland monument and others across the country paid out as a part of the 2009 economic stimulus package. but tonight the veterans administration's own internal watchdog says that the agency cannot determine whether or not they spend the money effectively at the cemetery or other projects because they don't have an effective way to prioritize projects or measure if they really help stimulate the economy. wusa and the washington guardian added up all the internal investigations at the department of energy, department of education, and 27 other federal agencies that spend stimulus money, finding more than $5.8 million had been misspent, lost to fraud, or questionable in other ways. our reviews on the program and spending on the american recovery reinvestment act indicates the numbers are likely to grow. investigators in the government agency that spent the money continue their
of the best political remembers, analysts and race watchers to give us their take on the presidential race. we'll start with peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." dee dee myers of "vanity fair." richard lowry of the "national review." harvard university's david gergen. and our own john dickerson. then we'll talk to stu rothenberg of the stu rothenbe rothenberg political reports. allen stanford of the university of virginia center for politics, democratic pollster anna greenberg, and republican analyst leslie sanchez of the impacto group. and our own cbs news elections director anthony salvanto. we're coming to the end of the campaign 2012, and we've got it all on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. most of the country is looking forward to election day, or at the least, looking forward to the campaign being over. but in large parts of the northeast, it is still the aftermath of the storm that is in the forefront of many people's thoughts. at least 110 are dead, more than 2 mill
, all on wusa9.com. click on campaign 2012. and don't forget to join us throughout the day for complete coverage on all the races. >>> elsewhere in the northeast, concerns are being raised about voting. in new jersey, several watchdog election groups are questioning security in letting displaced voters submit plats by mail, e- mail or -- ballots by mail, e- mail or even fax. they say unless the state clarifies the rules, they may sue. new york city plans to use shuttle buses to transport voters to the polls. new york and new jersey are allowing displaced residents to cast a provisional ballot for president and statewide office holders in any polling place. >>> the uncertainty of voting tonight comes as authorities in both localities, new york and new jersey prepare for a nor'easter which is making its way toward the east coast. officials say the storm could slow efforts to restore power to the nearly 2 million people who are still without electricity. cold weather has made it hard for the people who lack heat or are now homeless. the storm is expected to pri winds of up to 55 miles an h
. in fact, a look at the satellite picture will show us the storm developing over the lower mississippi river valley, and this is going to continue to take shape and strengthen over the next 24 hours. the details are still a little bit unclear on exactly what's going to happen, but in general, the worst of the weather wednesday and thursday. we can expect wind-driven rains in the coastal areas with gusts to 65 miles per hour, particularly on the east end of long island and other coastal communities. there could be a heavy wet snow inland, and depending on where that falls, that could contribute to additional power outages and we're also very concerned about some significant coastal flooding in areas that suffered a lot of damage during hurricane sandy. again, more details will be available in the next 12 hours. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. >>> coming up on the morning news,t is halftime in america. president obama and mitt romney make a final pitch to sports fans in a pair of last-minute interviews on "monday night football." but first, caught on tape. the frightening collapse of
than $250,000 a year. >> that's certainly what the exit polls showed us. there was support among those polled for the president's position. the thing is, the president has had lots of support for that position going back months and months. after the 2010 congressional election when republicans won in that wave election, that was still where the public was. so having the public behind him has not helped the president in previous negotiations but of course things have changed now. >> what do you think the mood is for compromise. we've listened to speaker boehner, the president will make his case today. is there generally a mood that enough of this dysfunction, let's get things done and let's compromise as long as we don't cross over our principles? >> yeah. i think there is a mood for compromise. the question is -- it will be interesting to watch the theater. remember in 2010 during the lame duck period after the election there was -- they got some work done. and for negotiation to work both sides will probably start very far away. the question is will each leave the other a pathway so t
concerning deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> members of congress get back network on tuesday to the exact same place they left, the edge of fiscal cliff. >> republican party will fall on the swords and half republicans voted democrats. >> an explosion that damaged 31 homes. >> looks like a weather zone. >> two weeks after superstorm sandy, thousands are facing another day without power. >> 70% of the city is flood. >> the crews are at it. contact between jeff gordon and clint bowyer. >> all that -- >> not a great night offensively for the chicago bears. >> for the first time in four years an nfl game has ended in a tie. >> -- and all that matters. >> on this day we thank all of our veterans for reminding why america is and always will be the greatest nation on earth. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> many people are saying off the record this feels a little homeland. >> welcome to cbs "this morning" as america celebrates the official veterans day holiday. one ve
this behind us. >> schieffer: senator, thank you so much. and now we're going to get the other side of this picture. and joining us now, one of the architects of the president's victory, his senior campaign adviser, david axelrod, who is out in chicago. mr. axelrod, thank you so much for joining us. let me just start, on friday, the president said he was open to compromise, but he said he would not accept any approach to deficit reduction, that does not ask the wealth tow pay more taxes. speaker boehner, the republican speaker of the house, has already said that's a nonstarter. aren't we right back where we were last year? >> well, i don't think so, bob, for a am could you have reasons. first of all, i think the speaker also said he wasn't going to get into details about what he would or wouldn't accept. he didn't want to foreclose discussions, and that was a positive sign. his rhetoric has been encouraging. and i think we have also had an intervening election, and in fact the position of the president articulated friday was the position that he's articulated throughout the campaign
used in homes without electricity. for many the need for fuel meant waiting well into the evening. >> i waited two hours. >> i've waited for three hours now. on the parkway people are cutting in. i'm thaep state police are out there. >> reporter: how much time did you guys spend looking for gas? >> probably about two or three hours today. there's been long lines every where. route without any choice but to wait,tion unanimous ortiz prepared food in her car. >> the if this last as few more days what will happen to you guys? >> i don't know. i don't know. everybody is running out of money where we live. there's nothing open. >> reporter: now, four of the areas six oil refineriy ies wer increase full production on wednesday. it accounts for a quarter of the area's fuel supply. it's hoped that had those are back up and running the shortages will be alleviated. >>> if you're interested in helping we leave efforts here are some phone numbers to call. for the american red cross dial 1-800-red-cross. for the salvation army it's 1-800-sal-army. and for "feeding america," call 1-800-910-5524. >>>
to celebrate four more years in the white house. >> you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battle ground state, giving him a decisive electoral victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president. the republican challenger says he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> reporter: the two candidates who clashed on so many issues found common ground. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders to both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: and
for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push is going to get us there. >> reporter: romney is still expressing confidence, but in ohio yesterday he acknowledged with a touch of humor the chance the president could win. >> if the president were to be reelected -- (boos) -- it's possible but not likely. (laughter) >> reporter: the strain of the campaign is showing, especially on ann romney who says she was emotional as she looked back. >> it really is humbling, it's very touching. >> reporter: and as they took in a large crowd at a colorado rally this weekend, both romneys seem to recognize the hard fought race was nearing an end. now, this race, though, is not over yet. from here romney flies tonight to new hampshire, that, of course, is the state where he kicked off his campaign for a final rally and tomorrow on election day he is right back here in ohio and then off to pennsylvania, that's the state once considered safe for the president but, scott, in this tight race anything could happen and that, too, could be up for grabs. >> pelley: one thing that might happen, jan, i
wants to lay us off and obama just froze our salaries so i guess between the two, it'd be obama. >> reporter: so obviously it's clear federal and local workers we talked to feel they have more job security under barack obama if re-elected. of course this doesn't apply to the thousands of people who are political appointees. they will be packing should mitt romney win this election. back to you guys. >> a lot at stake especially for our area. bruce, thank you. lesli? >>> the military vote will also play a big part in who wins today's presidential election. especially in battleground virginia which is one of the states with the most defense workers. andrea mccarren joins us now live from richmond with more on that part of the story. andrea? >> reporter: well, lesli republicans are optimistic at this hour. that this ballroom will be hosting a victory party in the next few hours. earlier today we stopped in quantico, virginia in prince william county. a critical battleground including one for military votes. >> i have always voted all my life. i have never missed a vote. >> reporter
attacked a child who fell into the zoo. >> he used a prosthetic leg that responds to his thoughts. >> all that -- >> touchdown. >> doug martin finishes with 251 yards and four touchdowns. >> -- and all that matters. >> both of you can't get together and accomplish things in >> that's one of the reasons right now why your ratings so low. >> on cbs this morning. >> the city's flooded subway system may be running at full capacity next week which is amazing because it has never before. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. tomorrow is election day. the presidential candidates have one day left to convince americans to vote for them. new polls this morning shows the race is razor close. president obama leads governer romney in one point in two major polls. >> another imagine poll shows the two candidates are tied but that's only part of the story. polls from individual states shows the president has a slight lead in all the important swing states and that's where both candidates are focusing their final efforts. >> on sunday the president campaigned in the concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida
, economy and they see through the smoke and mirrors. it's a tactic that's been used year after year and women are smarter than that. >> reporter: i mow you're excited regardless of the results tonight, you get to go home and sleep in your own bed. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> reporter: we will be reporting to you throughout tonight. >> andrea mccarron, thank you for that. virginia the big battle ground in our area but now we move on to maryland where voters are weighing in on major iues. bruce leshan, we're talking expanded gaming here. >> reporter: no kidding. we saw all the an ads in the presidential race and it seems if you're washington washington d.c. tv, there are just as many ads about expanding gaming. you see the big vote for question 7 behind me, the big sign, and supporters are hoping to hold a big victory party here at national harbor tonight. this is where they want to build a $800 million destination resort casino, but first they have to get the nod from voters to build both maryland sz sixth casino and to allow table games at slots palses across -- pa
. they laid hoses in the rising water and used the flood to fight the fire. assistant chief is the incident commander. what did it took like? >> like a blow torch. fire, flames shooting up in the air 100 feet and moving quickly to the west driven by t hurricane. >> winds of something like 80 miles per hour blowing this fire. >> exactly. the winds coming off the ocean, very intense flames blowing from the southeast. we had two fronts of fire we had to deal with. >> when it comes to residential fires in new york city, where does this one rank? >> as far as i know unless you want to go back into the 1800s this is probably the biggest private residential fire that was had at least in modern times. >> the biggest one in new york city in modern times. how many houses destroyed? >> 111 houses, totally destroyed by fire and 20 that received substantial damage from the fire. >> that was scott pelley reporting. after effects of sandy is being felt in me of. flood warnings are being reported in ohio. more rain is in the forecast for today. schools are closed and 150,000 homes and businesses still have
, in the construction industry in this state have said they've never seen damage like this, so it's a new reality for us, and i think it's one that we're going to have to deal with. >> besides new york, new jersey was a victim of the disaster. governor chris christie reviewed the situation at the shoreline, president obama at his side. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help you need until you've rebuilt. >> later, at a news conference, the governor gave his report. >> the president of the united states and i have had six conversations since sunday. that shows a level of caring and concern and interest that i think a leader should be giving to this type of situation. so today, in fact, reed asked me this after i got off, after you know, i said good-bye to him after air force one, this was as comfortable and relaxing interaction as i've had with the president siknown him, and i think it's because we're doing what we need to be done. >> are you surprised that the bipartisanship was there. >> the area the governor grew up in, the shore was de
has always been more about what yiefts u unites us tt divides us yet his presidency has been marked by sharp division and political divide. he gets an opportunity in the second term to prove he will be a different kind of president and he will be judged on that and he will have to find a new way to find common ground to establish personal relationships with those members of congress. it is about partisanship. this is a divided country. bob talked about that, the way house speakers are. it's also about personal relationships and the personal relationships that are broken down and the inability to make friendships with people on the other side of the aisle. can barack obama do that. will he enlist his happy warrior joe biden who has been good about that in the past to help him. >> pelley: president said in the speech compromise is needed to move the country forward and that is the hard work he has set for himself over the next four years. cbs news coverage of this election night 2012 will continue in just a moment. snoivmen>> pelley: wel welcoo our 2012 coverage. we saw the presid
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